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  • Pilot Incapacitation - American Airlines Flight AA755 (Boeing 787) CDG-PHL, from Paris, France, to Philadelphia, PA, USA (on Nov.29, 2023) - pilot had a seizure & collapsed!

    12/03/2023 10:58:55 AM PST · by DFG · 64 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/03/2023 | William Makis MD
    BREAKING NEWS: Pilot Incapacitation - American Airlines Flight AA755 (Boeing 787) CDG-PHL, from Paris, France, to Philadelphia, PA, USA (on Nov.29, 2023) - pilot had a seizure & collapsed! Pilot had seizure that stiffened his legs & back, jamming his feet under rudder pedals on short final approach. The captain immediately took over flying duties and there was no loss of aircraft control. The relief pilot who was required to be on the flight deck during landing was able to remove the unconscious pilot from the seat. This is the 4th Pilot Incapacitation in 2 weeks!!!
  • FAA looks to require black boxes record 25 hours of data

    12/02/2023 6:25:55 AM PST · by Bigbrown · 31 replies
    The U.S. will move to require new planes to be equipped with cockpit voice recorders, or CVRs, to capture 25 hours of information. The move will help prevent critical data from be over written after an incident in which the plane keeps flying more than two hours.
  • Crash Landing: The Inside Scoop About How Covid and Affirmative Action Policy Gutted Aviation Safety

    11/21/2023 2:56:52 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Revolver News ^ | November 7, 2023
    Two private planes collided on the runway of a Houston airport early last week. Luckily, no one was seriously injured, and the ultimate nightmare scenario of a midair collision did not transpire. Investigators are still looking into the incident, though early reports suggest the air traffic controllers were responsible. ... “We just had a midair,” the pilot of the Hawker is heard saying in an audio recording posted on, which shares live and archived recordings of air traffic control radio transmissions. Someone in the control tower responds by saying, “Say what?” “You guys cleared somebody to take off or...
  • FAA investigating drone over stadium that delayed Bengals-Ravens game

    11/17/2023 3:57:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 11/17/23 | Michael David Smith
    Thursday night’s Bengals-Ravens game was briefly delayed by a drone flying over M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, and now the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. The FAA confirmed to that it is looking into the matter. Finding the drone operator likely won’t be easy, but in cases where the FAA is able to identify illegal drone usage, the operators can face legal consequences. Thursday night’s Bengals-Ravens game was briefly delayed by a drone flying over M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, and now the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. The FAA confirmed to that it is looking into the...
  • Hyundai’s Supernal to Build Plant in US to Make First Flying Electric Taxis

    11/08/2023 10:46:48 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 4 Heejin Kim Tue, November 7, 2023 at 4:00 PM CST·
    (Bloomberg) -- Hyundai Motor Group, the world’s third-biggest automaker by sales, plans to build a facility in the US where its air mobility division Supernal will make flying electric taxis intended to be used by commuters. A prototype of the electric vertical take-off and landing craft will be shown at CES in Las Vegas in January, Supernal Chief Executive Officer Shin Jaiwon said. The eVTOL taxi will be capable of flying at 120 miles an hour (190 kph) and have capacity for one pilot and four passengers. December 2024 is the target for a test flight, with ambitions to start...
  • Biden FAA Pushing Diversity Hiring As Air Traffic Control System Falls Into Total Disarray

    10/28/2023 4:09:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 27, 2023 | JASON COHEN
    Joe Biden’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is striving to enlist a diverse workforce through targeting certain demographics even as its air traffic control system is facing shortages and safety challenges. The FAA has several diversity hiring initiatives, including for black people, Hispanic people, disabled people and women, according to its website. At the same time, air traffic control is experiencing numerous issues including staffing shortages, mistakes, technological challenges and close call incidents. “We’re certainly critical of the FAA’s efforts—in the past and in the present—to rely on race as a factor in hiring air traffic controllers,” Mountain States Legal Foundation...
  • The Space-Based Drug Factory That Can’t Come Home

    10/24/2023 3:38:19 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 5 replies
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | 10:00 A.M. October 24, 2023 | Mark Harris
    Five hundred kilometers above the Earth, a small spacecraft is waiting patiently for permission to return home. The autonomous return capsule, made by startup Varda Space Industries, of Torrance, CA, was meant to have landed in the remote Utah desert early in September. It would have been the first commercial space company to return a drug made in space to Earth, in this case a few grams of the HIV and hepatitis C antiviral ritonavir. Instead, the satellite, about the size of a large trash can and code-named Winnebago 1, continues to orbit the planet at nearly 30,000 kilometers per...
  • Off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot, 44, 'tried to shut down jet's ENGINES in mid-air while riding in cockpit jump seat,' forcing plane to divert: Charged with EIGHTY-THREE counts of attempted murder

    10/23/2023 9:53:51 AM PDT · by DFG · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/23/2023 | LAURA PARNABY
    An off-duty pilot accused of trying to shut off the engines on a packed-out Alaska Airlines passenger jet on Sunday has been charged with 83 counts of attempted murder. Joseph David Emerson, 44, faces the litany of homicide charges along with an additional 83 counts of reckless endangerment and one count of endangering an aircraft, police documents show. Emerson is believed to have been sat in the jump seat beside the operating pilot on board a Embraer 175 plane flying from Everett in suburban Seattle to San Francisco. He is accused of attempting to deploy the fire suppression system before...
  • SpaceX Has Completed All The Starship FAA Launch Requirements

    09/10/2023 6:56:47 PM PDT · by cabojoe · 15 replies
    TheSpaceBucket/Youtube ^ | 09-10-2023 | TheSpaceBucket
    Two days ago the FAA closed the Starship mishap investigation and cited 63 corrective actions the company needed to take before the next Starship launch could be approved. At that point, that was all the information we had received and while many thought that SpaceX had already completed most of these actions, it turns out the company is already done. Specifically, earlier today Elon provided the exact list of every action and congratulated the SpaceX team on completing these different tasks. Some of the required corrective actions included leak prevention and mitigation to adding 90 plus cameras all around the...
  • FAA orders Musk's SpaceX to take 63 corrective actions on Starship, keeps rocket grounded

    09/08/2023 8:35:40 AM PDT · by CFW · 111 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/8/23 | Lora Kolodny
    KEY POINTS The Federal Aviation Administration said Elon Musk's SpaceX must keep its Starship Super Heavy rocket grounded. The federal agency had been probing the April launch, which saw SpaceX's Starship explode in mid-flight. The FAA called for SpaceX to take 63 corrective actions before it launches another Starship test flight.The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday said Elon Musk's SpaceX must keep its Starship Super Heavy rocket grounded, saying the company needs to take 63 corrective actions before it is cleared for another test flight. The FAA has now wrapped its probe into the April launch, which saw the rocket...
  • "Pilots are crying out for help": Pilots criticize FAA for outdated, prohibitive mental health policies

    08/28/2023 5:03:06 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 28 replies
    CBS Colorado ^ | 8/25/2023 | KATI WEIS
    Some pilots say it's an issue many are afraid to talk about, but should be taking about - the Federal Aviation Administration's mental health policies. They tell CBS News Colorado the policies are outdated and are causing pilots to lie about their conditions or avoid getting help, leading to issues boiling over. They worry if the FAA's policies don't see serious changes soon, the growing pilot shortage is only going to get worse, and many pilots currently allowed in the cockpit are going to continue to suffer alone without the help they need. "The system discourages people from getting help,"...
  • Five thousand pilots lied on medical records to hide conditions that would prevent them sitting in the cockpit

    08/27/2023 12:17:30 PM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 08/27/2023 | Harriet Alexander
    Almost 5,000 pilots have been investigated for failing to disclose receiving disability benefits, which could bar them from the cockpit. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed to The Washington Post on Sunday that 4,800 pilots had been investigated. Of those, 600 are licensed to fly passenger planes. The rest fly cargo or corporate clients. Half the cases have been closed, said FAA spokesman Matthew Lehner. Experts said the inquiry has exposed long-standing vulnerabilities in the FAA's medical system for screening pilots, and that the sheer number of unreported health problems presents a risk to aviation safety. Pilots must pass regular...
  • ‘INSANE’: Republicans Act Against Obama Policy That Risks Airline ‘Passengers’ Lives’ to Advance a ‘Woke Agenda’

    07/28/2023 5:59:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Daily Signal. ^ | July 21, 2023 | Fred Lucas
    House Republicans took action this week to reverse an Obama administration policy that critics claim prioritizes diversity over skills for hiring air traffic controllers and could be “risking passengers’ lives to advance their woke agenda.” In passing the $4 billion Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill Thursday, the House included a provision to eliminate the “biographical assessment.” Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, sponsored the amendment. The assessment reportedly gives more points to applicants who have not been employed for the last three years than to an applicant who answers that he has been a pilot or a veteran with an air traffic...
  • REPUBLICANS join Dems to defeat bill forcing Pete Buttigieg to disclose government JET use

    07/20/2023 7:47:08 PM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 40 replies
    Fox ^ | 07/20/23 | Thomas Catenacci
    A group of 10 House Republicans helped Democrats sink a bill that would have forced Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to report his flight records on government-owned jets. The bill — introduced by Rep. Mary Miller, R-Ill., as an amendment to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation — was defeated in a narrow 219-216 vote late Wednesday. According to the roll call, 10 Republicans voted against (snip) "We are disappointed that Representative Miller’s important amendment failed," Caitlin Sutherland, the executive director for watchdog group Americans for Public Trust (APT), told Fox News Digital. "After Secretary Buttigieg was caught excessively using a...
  • World’s first fully electric flying car approved by FAA and accepting preorders

    07/03/2023 8:20:42 AM PDT · by Twotone · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 1, 2023 | Brie Stimson
    A California company building a flying electric car is now taking preorders. Alef Aeronautics’ flying car has been given a Special Airworthiness Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), meaning the company will be allowed to road/air test the car, the company said in a news release. The fully-electric vehicle (with a hydrogen option for a higher price) is a low-speed vehicle that can be driven up to 200 miles on public roads and fits into a regular garage, but it can also launch vertically into the air with a flying range of 110 miles, according to Alef’s website. The...
  • China plans to land astronauts on moon before 2030, expand space station, bring on foreign partners

    05/29/2023 1:33:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2023
    China’s burgeoning space program plans to place astronauts on the moon before 2030 and expand the country’s orbiting space station, officials said Monday. Monday’s announcement comes amid against the background of a rivalry with the U.S. for reaching new milestones in outer space, reflecting their competition for influence on global events. That has conjured up memories of the space race between the U.S. and the former Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s, although American spending, supply chains and capabilities are believed to give it a significant edge over China, at least for the present. The U.S. aims to put...
  • Rising number of lithium battery incidents on airplanes worry pilots, flight attendants

    05/08/2023 8:54:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Saindy Pyles thought she was going to die with her baby son, Liam, clutched to her chest as she flew home to Wichita from Miami after photographing a wedding. Midway through the flight Pyles said smoke filled the cabin after she saw sparks and fire burst from a bag in the seat directly behind her. "Honestly, I thought we were going to die," she said. "I looked and all I saw was flashes, just like flashes. I'm like, 'Oh my God, like, what is that?' And [the owner of the bag] is like, 'I don't know. I don't know.'" "Then...
  • Skydiver Dies in Parachute Malfunction Near San Marcos

    05/01/2023 2:18:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KEN5 ^ | May 1, 2023 | Sam Searles
    A licensed skydiver died while skydiving in Fentress, Texas on Friday. On Friday, April 28, an experienced 31-year-old skydiver died while skydiving solo in Fentress, which is around 15 miles outside of San Marcos. According to Skydive Spaceland San Marcos, the skydiver has been licensed to skydive solo for the last four years and has completed multiple, successful skydives at the same location in the past. The skydiver, who has not been identified as the family is still being contacted, used their own parachute for a "self-supervised skydive." The company stated that the equipment was appropriately sized for the skydiver,...
  • Elon Musk just rolled up to the US Senate and apparently walked into Chuck Schumer's office

    04/26/2023 4:18:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies ^ | 4-26-2023 | NTB Staff
    The heck? Spotted: Elon Musk walking into the Senate— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) April 26, 2023Igor Bobic from HuffPo says Musk walked into the office of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, but why Elon would be walking into the office of "Reap the Whirlwind" Schumer is a complete mystery. After all, Schumer hasn't exactly been loving to Elon.
  • Southwest Airlines resumes departures after 'technology issues' cause ground stop

    04/18/2023 8:31:03 AM PDT · by CFW · 17 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 4/18/23 | Danielle Genovese
    Southwest Airlines resumed all departures on Tuesday morning after a brief ground stop due to technology issues impacted its operations. "We should hopefully be resuming our operation as soon as possible," Southwest said on Twitter in response to a traveler asking if there was a nationwide ground stop. More than 1,200 Southwest flights were delayed as of 10:45 a.m. ET, according to FlightAware. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a tweet that "Southwest Airlines requested the FAA pause the airline’s departures."